By: Luka Daniel (Bauchi),
The Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Abubakar Suleiman has charged his colleagues to set aside party differences and face their legislative duties with patriotic zeal, so as to fast track development in the State.
A press release obtained from the Spokesperson for the Speaker, Comrade Abdul Burra on Wednesday, explained that, the Speaker gave the charge during the opening ceremony of a two-day Workshop on Legislative Duties, organized for members of the State Assembly, by the Bauchi State Government in collaboration with National Institute for Legislative and Democracy Studies (NILDS) in Kano.
The Speaker, while declaring the workshop open, said that the workshop was aimed at re-strategizing the Legislators and prepare them for the very important task of law making in the State.
According to him, “It is worthy to note that our constituents have given us a mandate to represent them in the honourable house so that their yearnings and aspirations will be taken care of by the Government. This is rare privilege to all of us. Thus, we should put the interests of our constituents above any other thing.”
Hon. Sulaiman, who tasked members to discharge their legislative duties with all sense of responsibility and patriotism, added that, the state requires innovative legislative interventions to fast track development in all ramifications.
The Speaker congratulated the members for witnessing the end of the misunderstanding that almost set them against each other.
He assured them that he will run a transparent, all inclusive and open door administration and he will be just to each member.
The Workshop theme: “Good Governance Through Effective Legislative Engagement”, would be concluded on Thursday 29th August, 2019, with first batch of 17 members of the State Assembly participating.
According to the statement, the workshop “Is coming ahead of the resumption of the Lawmakers from recess, which is rescheduled to next week.”
Comrade Burra, noted that upon resumption, the Lawmakers are expected to screen the Commissioner-nominees submitted to the Honourable House by Governor Bala Mohammed.